Discover Denver: As Seen on TV

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Tour Compiled by Robert Davis
Art by Book Williams Jr. 

You may not know it, but Denver has a lot of places that were featured in movies and television shows. Many of our vendors work near these star-studded places every day. If you want to see where the stars have been in Denver, this is where to go.


Start with a visit to Union Station. 

— “Things to do in Denver When You’re Dead” (1995 film)

Union Station is one of the most iconic landmarks in Denver. It was the first train station built in Denver to serve the new Denver Pacific Railway in 1868. After years of wear and tear, Union Station was renovated in 1914 to incorporate a beaux-arts style to celebrate the oil boom in the region. It was renovated again in 2012, and is now a hub of downtown Denver featuring restaurants, an outdoor beer garden, and a beautiful view of Lower Downtown (LoDo).

1701 Wynkoop St.  •
Trains stop running at 11:30 PM, restaurants close by 10:00 PM


Walk a few blocks over to Larimer St. to play some pool at Zanzibar Billiards Club. 

— “Bar Rescue” (Season 3 Episode 5)

If you saw Zanzibar’s episode of Bar Rescue, you know this place used to be a dingy hookah bar. The restaurant was completely remade into a billiards club and is currently one of the best places in Denver to rack ‘em up. 

2046 Larimer St.  •


Walk to 17th & Lawrence and take the 0 bus toward Highlands Ranch. Get off at Broadway and 13th and walk to Civic Center Park where you can grab a bite at Steuben’s Food Truck. 

— “Top Chef” (Season 15, Episode 3)

Steuben’s was the first restaurant in Denver to add a food truck to its operation in 2010. But they didn’t sacrifice flavor or quality in doing so. The truck serves up their famous green chili burger, green chili cheese fries, and even a veggie burger if you’re into that sort of thing.

Colfax and Bannock
Food truck is available during “Civic Center Park EATS” every Wednesday.


Walk to 13th & Lawrence and take the 6 bus toward Auraria. Get off at 11th & Larimer to catch a show at the Pepsi Center. 

— “Blades of Glory” (2007 film)

Remember when Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy performed the famous Fire & Ice routine? That took place in the Pepsi Center. Now, we can’t guarantee you’ll see something as face melting as that routine. But, you’re bound to catch a great show no matter when you visit. 

1000 Chopper Cir.  •


Walk to 15th & Wynkoop and take the 44 bus toward Applewood. Get off at 44th & Meade to enjoy dessert at Tocabe, An American Indian Eatery. 

— “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” (Season 1, Episode 20)

If you love experiencing new food, you will love Tocabe. It’s a Native American eatery that will absolutely blow you away. We don’t want to tell you too much about it other than you must try an Indian Taco once in your life.

3536 W 44th Ave.  •